Rhonda Neal Waltman, EdD, is the senior director of Consultancy Services—Learning Supports for Scholastic, Inc. She has more than 30 years of experience in education reform using a learning supports model and has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, and assistant superintendent. Dr. Waltman first joined Scholastic as a consultant for Learning Supports and led the action research partnership. Her previous work included transformative efforts with state departments of education, school districts, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. She was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education following Hurricane Katrina for her innovative case management development for homeless children and families.
Dr. Waltman is a leader in education professional development in data-driven instructional leadership, student learning supports, connecting school districts and communities in co-owned strategic planning, public school policy development, school climate and culture analysis, emergency planning, strategic planning, program evaluation, budgeting, organizational development and analysis, and human resources.
She has served as an Adjunct Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of South Alabama, teaching Data Driven Instructional Leadership and Mentoring Leadership and on the Alabama Governor’s Commission on Quality Teaching providing expertise and facilitation in the areas of communication, working conditions for teachers, and policy development.